How To Register For 2020 World Bank/IMF Civil Society Policy Forum

The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.

In response to the ongoing crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Bank and IMF have recently announced that this year’s Annual Meetings will be held in a “primarily virtual format” from October 12-18, 2020.

Ensuring that civil society can continue to engage and dialogue with World Bank and IMF remains a priority for the two institutions. Thus, in cooperation with the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) Working Group, they are launching the call for proposals for a virtual CSPF to take place over the course of the weeks directly preceding the Annual Meetings, from September 28 to October 9, 2020.

  • Open to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO networks interested in organizing sessions;
  • CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations.
  • Representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies must apply for accreditation through the “Guests” or other respective registration category as clarified on the main 2020 Annual Meetings website.
How To Apply

If you want to submit a joint proposal, and/or would like to work on your proposal offline, you will have to follow these two steps:

  • Download the word version of the submission form to work on your proposal offline with your colleagues or network/partners.
  • Once your final proposal is ready, please submit it electronically using this online form.

For more information, visit Civil Society Policy Forum.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

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